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McDonald’s names winners of WC program Four lucky children from Kuwait to travel to Brazil

KUWAIT CITY, April 6: McDonald’s Kuwait announced today that four lucky children from Kuwait will be travelling with a parentto Brazil this summer, to the FIFA World Cup 2014(tm),as part of its Player Escort Program. McDonald’s is the official partner and the official restaurant of the FIFA World Cup 2014(tm), and it will be supplying the travel, accommodation, match tickets and meals for all recipients and parents during their trip. The winners from Kuwait have been named as Abdul Aziz Al Enizi (9 years), Ahmed Mostafa (9 years), RamziTermanini (9 years) andHadiHamdan (10 years). The four young boys will be travelling to Brazil with their parents this summer for what is sure to be the experience of a lifetime.

Commenting on his win, HadiHamdansaid — “I love football and I am so excited to be going to see the FIFA World Cup in Brazil! I would love to play football for Barcelona Football Clubwhen I am older. Getting a chance to walk onto the pitch with the world’s best teams and players is just amazing — I still can’t quite believe it is really happening. I am very lucky.  This will make me work even harder to achieve my dreams of becoming an international football player like my hero [Lionel Messi]. Thank you McDonald’s!”
FirasHamdan, Hadi’s father said, “I can’t believe that my son has been chosen to walk onto the pitch at the Brazil FIFA World Cup, or that I will be therein the stadium watchinghim! My son loves football, and to be part of the biggest football tournament in the world in Brazil — home to some of the world’s greatest players — is something that is just unbelievable. Thank you McDonald’s for this incredible opportunity, which I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams!”  The FIFA World Cup 2014(tm) Player Escort Program competitionwas launched in Kuwaiton Jan 18, 2014. Childrenare selected through participating in a football skills competition conducted with the help of the Boca Juniors Football Academy, the McDonald’s partner who has helped make the program a success.

Adel Fahmy, Marketing Manager at McDonald’s Kuwait said: “Witnessing the happiness and joy on the faces of the children who participate in the McDonald’s Player Escort Program is as rewarding as anything we get to experience in our jobs. Being chosen to go to the world’s biggest tournament in Brazil takes this year’s experience to a whole new level for the lucky kids and parents. In fact, our winners this time have needed some convincing that they are not dreaming, but that this is really happening!”
“The Player Escort Program is just one of the many McDonald’s initiatives that promote an active lifestyle amongst our communities in Kuwait, and it is something that we are wholeheartedly committed to as a responsible, locally-owned and operated business,”concluded Fahmy.

For more information on the McDonald’sKuwaitPlayer Escort Program, please visit mcdonaldsarabia.com

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